National Stadium (Kaohsiung)
|Former names||2009 The World Games Main Stadium (2009)|
|Location||Zuoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Republic of China
|World Games 2009|
|National Stadium (Kaohsiung)|
|Alternative Chinese name|
The National Stadium (Chinese: 國家體育場; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùchǎng; also named 龍騰體育場), formerly known as the World Games Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is currently the largest stadium in Taiwan in terms of capacity.
Completed in 2009, it is used mostly for football matches and it hosted the main events for the 2009 World Games. The stadium has a capacity of 55,000 people. After the games, the stadium is used for some Taiwan football team matches.[dated info]
The stadium, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, makes use of solar energy to provide its power needs.  The stadium's semi spiral-shaped, like a dragon, is the first stadium in the world to provide power using solar energy technology. The solar panels covering the vast external face of the stadium are able to generate most of the power required for its own operation, as well as additional power that can be saved.
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